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~ symbol of Vietnam ~

~ symbol of Vietnam ~
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Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7668 W: 150 N: 16606] (73376)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-10
Categories: Daily Life
Camera: Nikon D70s, 18-70mm AF-S DX 3.5 - 4.5 Nikkor, ISO 200 RAW
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-06-26 1:52
Viewed: 457
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Just a little street photography somewhere in Hoi An old river town. The humans have retreated into their snug little nests for afternoon siesta and the bicycles have come out to play. The rigidity of the conical hat - which is uniquely Vietnam, caught my eyes and got me clicking quite happily!!

For them, this simple object is part of daily life, used as protection from the sun and rain. Under it, you can see a hardworking face, a sweet smile, a sweating vendor - the women who struggle to make ends meet by selling food in the markets. For them, this simple hat is a treasure and certainly adds to the exotic picture of the country.

Setting: 18 mm, 1/60 sec, F10, ISO Raw 200, 1626 hrs.

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Ciao Abmdsudi, lovely composition with beautiful trio of bikes, fine details, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12105 W: 126 N: 21889] (111705)
  • [2018-06-26 3:39]

Hi Abmdsudi,a very nice post dedicated to the typical local hat,but the bycicles seems a symbol of villages like that,there aren't in Amsterdam but it's usual there too to go around on the 2 wheels...ehehe.excellent idea very well composed and sharp,now it's time to a siesta for me too after lunch...have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Dobar dan.
Lep pogled, dobar tekst ...
Lepo pokazano, dobar kontrast, lepe boje, lepo uhvacen trenutak.
Lepa bicila sa tradicionalnim sesirom, prozori i vrata na kuci sa drvenik kapcima.
Interesantno mesto za parkiranje buicikla.
Zelim vam lepo popodne, sve najbolje.

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10081 W: 161 N: 16609] (128447)
  • [2018-06-26 4:35]

Witaj Abmdsudi!
Interesting scene from street.
A very interesting windows and door.
The hat on the bike makes impression.
Excellent frame and composition.
I like scene from daily life.
Well done.
Good evening.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24818 W: 520 N: 41789] (179260)
  • [2018-06-26 4:58]

Hello Abmdsudi,

The hat and bike are the two nice elements o this nice picture.
Sharpness and clarity are perfect
A nice moment shot, and excellent photographed
Very well done, TFS.

Have a nice day,

Bonjour Abmdsudi,

C'est bien vrai que tous les symboles sont réunis dans le même cadre, mais de facon tellement naturelle que cela fait presque tourner la tête.Superbe point de vue bas.



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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14271 W: 0 N: 16256] (173634)
  • [2018-06-26 6:08]


quel ensemble et vue ce vélo a mis son chapeau quelle compo et vue fantastique captage t rendu
Bravo et amitié

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13701 W: 295 N: 27478] (110395)
  • [2018-06-26 7:32]

Hello Abmdsudi,
the conical hat 'resting' on the bicycle following its owner during his afternoon siesta,is the eye catching of the scene.A very nice and attractive street photograph.


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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3526 W: 0 N: 8228] (58469)
  • [2018-06-26 7:55]

You have caught a very nice scene, it seems not only people but also bicycles use to wear this symbolic hat :), a very nice photo
regards Ryszard

Hello Abmdsudi, by chance you have the primary colours of red, blue and yellow, which immediately catch the eye.
A clever shot as there are straight lines and circles, and the lovely triangle/cone of the hat!
Excellent observation.
Very well managed light too.
Regards Jean.

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15943 W: 159 N: 27814] (146112)
  • [2018-06-26 9:57]

Hi Abmdsudi
Une présentation bien composer, les bicyclettes de couleurs, la façade de couleur chaude , le chapeau qui est symbole du pays attire le regard et bien placer!!
Bonne soirée

Hi Abmdsudi
Fabulous combination of colours and shapes. You captured lines, circles, rectangles and even a triangle. The hat stands out for it shape and cultural significance.
Great note too.
Best wishes

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4259 W: 2 N: 7334] (35722)
  • [2018-06-26 13:44]

Hello Abmdsudi,
A very nice scene from street.
I like good composition, good light and superb colors.
Good work, fine presentation

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  • Periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 723 W: 129 N: 1161] (7693)
  • [2018-06-26 17:55]

Hi Abmdsudi
I like the tight crop on this beautiful and balanced composition, as well as the lighting.


Bonjour, cher Abmdsudi,
J'aime le chapeau conique qui fait presque office de casque.
L'image est belle et rend compte d'un moment de la vie quotidienne.
L'ensemble est toujours bien restitué (ambiance).

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10528 W: 146 N: 26477] (127325)
  • [2018-06-27 0:04]

Hello ab, Charming composition with the bikes and the conical hat, so typical Vietnamese. Lovely colors of the walls and bikes. Hoi An is touristy, maybe in 2006 it was less so, but it is such a delightful village.

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9481 W: 57 N: 16136] (59726)
  • [2018-06-27 11:42]

Hello Abmdsudi,
A good photo of these bikes in front of the façade. I like the quite low POV you chose. The bright colours are very appealing as well, both the yellow walls and the bright red and blue bikes. The conical hat on the bike is a wonderful detail.

Hi, Abmdsudi.
Perfect detail that transmits the atmosphere of the country with the bikes, the touch of the hat in one of them is final, very appropriate background with the old house painted yellow and wooden door and windows.
Very good brightness and perfect sharpness.
Well done. I like very much.
You have a good day.
Very best regards.

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  • CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2747 W: 1355 N: 3133] (39705)
  • [2018-07-01 1:14]

Hi Abmdsudi

Street photography but without people, but the straw conic hat is a good clue to discover in which country the image has been taken

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